The Green Bay Packers came into the ninth week of the season feeling pretty good and sitting at 7-1. They ended up leaving Los Angeles, however, with a bad loss to the Chargers by a score of 26-11. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers could never really get anything going for the visitors, as the Chargers’ defense allowed just 84 combined yards in the first three quarters.
The Chargers, who got two TD’s from Melvin Gordon and four field goals from Michael Bagdley, are now 4-5 and will face the Raiders in a divisional showdown on Thursday night. The Kansas City Chiefs, still sans Patrick Mahomes, also got themselves an impressive win, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 26-23. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins had another bad day, while Chiefs’ backup Matt Moore was solid for 275 yards and a TD throw. Harrison Butker, the kicker, however, was the big hero, nailing two late field goals, including a 54-yarder to ensure that the Chiefs won the game and improved to 6-3.